At the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on Tuesday, open-borders socialist Pope Francis declared that nuclear weapons are “a costly and dangerous liability,” and a world without them “both necessary and possible.”
“Trying to defend and ensure stability and peace through a false sense of security and a ‘balance of terror’ sustained by a mentality of fear and mistrust inevitably ends up poisoning relationships between peoples and obstructing any possible form of real dialogue,” the Pontiff pontificated. He added that even the mere possession of them “leads easily to threats of their use, becoming a sort of ‘blackmail’ that should be repugnant to the consciences of humanity.”
Francis said that the Holy See has “no doubt” that a world free from nuclear weapons is both necessary and possible, adding that in a system of collective security, “there is no place for nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.”
“How can we possibly envisage pushing the button to launch a nuclear bomb?” he questioned, adding, “How can we, in good conscience, be engaged in modernizing nuclear arsenals?”
We can and must, “in good conscience,” modernize our nuclear arsenals to defend ourselves and our freedoms against enemies who also have, or desperately want, nuclear weapons. We must never be at the mercy of those enemies.